‘Being Boiled’ (The Human League)

(7 inch single)

Seven year old and three year old are in the room when this comes on. I’d forgotten how irresistible the opening few synthy seconds are before the rhythm starts up. Seven year old smiles and three year old waves his arms about. Then the crunchy drum machine cranks up and they both go crazy – seven year old wiggles and leaps about like an amphetamined frog with an itchy arse, while three year old keeps his feet rooted to the floor and bounces up and down in time to the beat.

“Kids, do you like this?”

“YES!” they both shout, then disappear into their own world of crackly industrial funk dancing.

Listen to the voice of Buddha.

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